You are sneezing, your eyes are watering, your nose is running, and your throat tickles. It must be pollen, right? Not necessarily. It does get a lot of the blame, but mold may be your problem. Seen and unseen, mold may be playing a bigger role in your allergy suffering than you realize. Here’s some expert “Weitz Advice” on mold allergies.

Robert Weitz, CMI and founder of RTK Environmental Group, offered these tips to Expert Beacon on reducing and treating mold allergies.

seasonal allergiesDO:

  • know the different between mold allergies and season allergies
  • know that there is a direct connection between mold and asthma
  • take the following steps to reduce household mold
  • realize that mold in schools and work environments could also be affecting your allergies
  • learn how to manage mold allergy symptoms

DON’T:

  • allergy sufferingassume your allergies are from pollen
  • forget that outdoor allergies shouldn’t bother you indoors
  • rule out black mold or toxic mold exposure
  • forget to check your air conditioning units and HVAC systems for mold
  • expect that medication alone will help your allergies

 

Up to 25% of the population has a genetic pre-disposition that makes them more susceptible to mold illness. (Mold Sensitized, 2015)

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